100 Americans Making Constitutional History, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Melvin I. Urofsky
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  • ISBN-10: 1604263148
  • ISBN-13: 9781604263145
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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100 AMERICANS MAKING CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: A Biographical History presents 100 profiles of the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky, a respected constitutional historian, each 2,000-word profile delves into the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions. For example, while a case like Brown v. Board of Education is about an important idea—the equal protection of the law—at its heart it is the story of a little girl, Linda Brown, who wanted to go to a decent school near her home. The outcome is accessible and objective “stories” about the individuals—heroes and scoundrels—who fought their way to constitutional history. 100 Americans Making Constitutional History helps students understand the human side of the Supreme Court’s decisions from the early republic to the present. Each biographical profile, written by a constitutional scholar or legal analyst, includes a discussion about the Court decision and how the specific legal issues evolved into great constitutional questions and drama. It puts a face and history to major cases by reminding the reader that there are people behind them, seeking vindication of their individual liberties and civil rights.



  • Melvin I. Urofsky

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Topical Contents.
1: Abrams, Jacob.
2: Bakke, Allan Paul.
3: Bates, Daisy.
4: Bell, Robert Mack.
5: Berea College.
6: Bingham, William.
7: Booth, Sherman.
8: Boudinot, Elias C..
9: Bradwell, Myra.
10: Bridges, Harry.
11: Brown, Linda.
12: Brown, Porter L..
13: Buck, Carrie.
14: Caminetti, Drew and Diggs, Maury.
15: Chadha, Jagdish.
16: Chaplinsky, Walter.
17: Cinque, Joseph.
18: Cruzan, Nancy.
19: Dale, James.
20: Debs, Eugene.
21: Dennis, Eugene.
22: DeShaney, Joshua.
23: Engel, Steven and Roth, Lawrence.
24: Epperson, Susan.
25: Everett, Robinson.
26: Fitzgerald, A. Ernest.
27: Flood, Curt.
28: Flynt, Larry.
29: Fong Yue Ting.
30: Francis, Willie.
31: Frank, Leo.
32: Frontiero, Sharron.
33: Fulton, Robert.
34: Furman, William.
35: Gaines, Myra Clark.
36: Gertz, Elmer.
37: Gideon, Clarence Earl.
38: Gitlow, Benjamin.
39: Gobitas, Lillian.
40: Goldman, Emma.
41: Griswold, Estelle.
42: Halperin, Morton.
43: Hardwick, Michael.
44: Hefner, Hugh.
45: Hill, James.
46: Hirabayashi, Gordon.
47: Hodgson, Jane E..
48: Hopkins, Ann.
49: Jaffree, Ishmael.
50: Johnson, Gregory Lee.
51: Johnson, Paul E..
52: Jones, Paula.
53: LaFleur, Jo Carol.
54: Loewe, Dietrich.
55: Lone Wolf.
56: The Lovings.
57: Luther, Martin.
58: Macintosh, Douglas Clyde.
59: Marbury, William.
60: Marshall, John.
61: McCorvey, Norma.
62: McCulloh, James William.
63: Milligan, Lambdin P..
64: Minor, Virginia.
65: Miranda, Ernesto.
66: Neagle, David.
67: Near, Jay.
68: Nebbia, Leo.
69: Nixon, Lawrence A..
70: Nixon, Richard M..
71: Norris, Clarence.
72: Patterson, Thomas M..
73: Pichardo, Ernesto.
74: Plessy, Homer.
75: Powell, Adam Clayton Jr..
76: Price, Cecil Roy.
77: Quill, Timothy E..
78: Rawlinson, Kim.
79: Reed, Sally.
80: Reynolds, George.
81: Rodriguez, Demetrio.
82: Rosenberg and Ethel, Julius.
83: Scott, Dred.
84: Screws, Mack Claude.
85: Seeger, Daniel.
86: Sipuel Fisher, Ada Lois.
87: Smith, Al.
88: Sullivan, L.B..
89: Swann, Vera and Darius.
90: Tinker, Mary Beth.
91: Tornillo, Pat.
92: Vallandingham, Clement L..
93: Warley, William.
94: Wheaton, Henry and Peters, Richard.
95: Whitney, Charlotte Anita.
96: Williams, Peg-Leg.
97: Worcester, Samuel.
98: Yamashita, Tomoyuki.
99: Yick, Wo.
100: Yoder, Jonas.
Constitution of the United States.
Thumbnail Sketch of the Supreme Court's History.
Summaries of Litigants' Cases.
The Justices.
How to Read a Court Citation.
Online Sources of Decisions.
Case Index.
Subject Index.
Photo Credits.